POY RJI | Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

Category: Portrait Series

First Place

Tariq Zaidi / Freelance
“Sapeurs—Ladies and Gentlemen of the Congos”

Second Place

Wei Tan / Freelance
“Waiting in Limbo: Kashmir's Half-Widows”

Third Place

Adam Ferguson / Freelance
“Iraq Mental Health”

Award of Excellence

Maye-E Wong / Associated Press
“Sundays After”

Award of Excellence

Valery Melnikov / Sputnik
“Gray zone. Life in the shadow of war”

Award of Excellence

Ditte Valente / Freelance
“The men who build the Metro”

Award of Excellence

Josh Estey / Freelance
“Displaced: Portraits from Ground Zero — The aftermath of Cyclone Idai”

Award of Excellence

Rodrigo Abd / Associated Press
“Oil Fisherman”

Award of Excellence

“Gray zone. Life in the shadow of war”

Along the contact line of the fighting sides, so called Gray Zone has been created. This is a conditional name for the territories without a specific status, with no official government or law enforcement. People's lives are in constant danger because of the fighting.